Northeast

Bates Mini Spring Break Preview

Happy Monday, boys and girls. It’s that time of year again, the time of year when Bates makes its westward pilgrimage during its strangely scheduled “spring” break. The NESCAC’s first day of practice for spring sports is February 15, and yesterday, just four days into its season, Bates played its first match against Westmont in California. Here…

Regional Roundup – West Craziness, Brandeis Spring Break Preview

Hello again all.  I hope everyone had a great weekend and maybe even got in some outdoor tennis with all the warm weather.  I wanted to do a quick write-up recapping a couple big 5-4 matches from the weekend, both of which I didn’t even realize were happening.  I really need to get on my…

Central/Northeast Regional Weekend Preview

The excitement of last weekend’s Kalamazoo-Kenyon match was a great start to what should be a Central region full of tight matches this year, with a lot of teams appearing to be pretty even. This is great news for us fans of D3 tennis, and gives me plenty to write about. While the Northeast is…

2017 Season Preview: #10 Wesleyan Cardinals

Welcome, boys and girls, to my final season preview (you can’t see this, but I’m writing while surrounded by balloons and streamers). I left Wesleyan for last because for me they are one of the toughest teams to forecast, both for a lineup and their season prediction. This is a team that has been consistently…

2017 Fantasy Draft Recaps: D3NE vs. AVZ

Welcome, boys and girls, to the first Fantasy Draft Blogger Matchup. Just like last year, each team has been matched up with somebody else in the league, and we’ll be providing duel perspectives. Today you get a rematch of one of last year’s fantasy previews. I tell you this only because the artist formerly known as…

2017 Season Preview: #12 Williams Ephs

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, boys and girls! I’m dealing with my Pats anxiety by diving into The Blog. I strongly considered making this whole article prop bets-themed, but I think I’ll turn that into a separate article somewhere down the road. You know, something like, “over/under 1.5 NE teams in the final four”, or “over/under 20 times…

2017 Season Preview: #19 MIT Engineers

Happy Thursday, boys and girls, and welcome to another episode of Talented but Troubled: Season Preview edition. For as difficult as the academics are for so many of the top tennis programs in DIII, MIT might have them all beat. Perhaps that’s why this team seems to perennially underachieve. Do you know what Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal…

2017 Season Preview: #21 Skidmore Thoroughbreds

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY Coach: Nate Simms, 12th year ITA National Ranking: 21 ITA Regional Ranking: 8 (Northeast) Blog Power Ranking: 22 Twitter Handle: @skidmenstennis   Another night, another blog! After getting up this morning at 3:30 to watch the historic finals of the Australian Open, I’m more excited than ever to cover some tennis! I’m definitely riding the…

2nd Annual Top 20 Teams of the Past Five Years

This is my season preview and the 2nd Annual Top 20 Teams of the Past Five Years. For those who want to reference last year’s article, the link is here: http://www.division3tennis.com/7148-2/ The rules of this are pretty simple. You need to be ranked in all five of the seasons examined and you need to have…

2017 Season Preview: New York University Violets

Location: New York, NY Coach: Horace Choy, 10th season ITA National Ranking: NR ITA Regional Ranking: 17 Blog Power Ranking: NR Twitter Handle: @NYUtennis, sometimes good updates, sometimes nothing until after the match. Realistic Best Case Scenario: A couple wins over nationally ranked teams and a sixth place UAA finish, losing a tough one to…